DEPARTMENT OF ADVAITA VEDANTA

Advaita Vedanta is one of the six orthodox systems of Indian Philosophy fully dependent on the Vedic authority. The triple texts or प्रस्थानत्रयी, Upanishads, Brahmasutra, and Bhagavadgita form the foundation of Vedanta Philosophy.  Advaita Vedanta, expounded by Bhagavatpada Shankara constitutes an integral part of the rich heritage of India. It is illuminating to Philosophers, thinkers, mystics, psychologists, and sociologists all over the world. 

The Department of Advaita Vedanta at National Sanskrit University offers a rich syllabus for the learners consisting of Upanishads, Brahamsutra, and other texts of higher-level knowledge.

The Department of Advaita Vedanta was established in 1969. At the initial stage, it was started with one Lecturer (Assistant Professor) post. Gradually it developed into a full-fledged department. Students are coming from different parts of the country to study Advaita Vedanta. Presently the department is working with one Professor, one Associate Professor, and three Assistant Professor Posts. However, with personal promotions now the department has two Professors and two Assistant Professors.

The department of Advaita Vedanta has a unique reputation because of its highest academic activity. Many students from other departments are choosing Vedanta as their Choice Based Subject. The department has qualified and versatile faculty members who inspire the students. The talented and dedicated faculty members are the backbone of the department. 

The students of the department excelled in national, state level, and university level competitions and brought laurels to the institution. Many of our students passed NET and got JRF fellowships. The students won several gold medals in the all-India Elocution competition.

Some of the students have become Peethadipatis and Sannyasins too.

Names of programmes offered

  1. UG level – sastri 
  2. PG level - Acharya
  3. Research – Vidyavaridhi (Ph.D)

 

Admission Procedure:

Candidates seeking admission into any of the above programmes offered by National Sanskrit University, Tirupati can obtain the prescribed application form along with prospectus in the following websites: www.nsktu.ac.in/ rsvpadmissions.ac.in/14.139.85.101. Applications can be filled online directly on to the above websites. Filled in applications (online) should reach on or before 26.07.2021. For Kashmiri Migrants the last date for receipt of applications (online) is 02.08.2021.

  • The candidate should give and maintain his/her own mobile number and Email ID till the end of the programme.
  • All the communications will be only through SMS and email.
  • Applicants are advised to preserve their login credentials provided at the time of online registration till the completion of the programme.
  • The candidates are advised to check University Website Regularly for updates on admission process.
GENERAL RULES GOVERNING ADMISSION
  1. The candidates seeking admission should send the application in the prescribed form.
  2. The candidates must upload the following documents along with the application, failing which the application will be summarily rejected.
  3. Incomplete applications in any respect or those received after the due date will be rejected.
  4. Students will be admitted to the University in accordance with the rules governing eligibility, merit, good conduct etc., as determined by the University from time to time and as per the rules existing on the date of actual admission after interview.

After due verification of scanned original certificates in compliance with eligibility criteria, the provisional admission process will be completed.

  1. Provisional/pass certificate of the last qualifying examination for admission.
  2. Marks obtained in each examination right from Matriculation/SSC/OSLC to the last qualifying examination.
  3. Original Transfer certificate
  4. Study certificate
  5. Date of birth certificate
  6. Conduct certificate
  7. Original Migration certificate
  8. Caste & Income certificates for SC,ST and OBC Students
  9. Passport size photos -5+1 stamp size
  10. Aadhar Card
  11. EWS Certificate

 

Note ; All the candidates those who are given provisional admission are strictly instructed to submit their Transfer certificate, Conduct certificate and Migration Certificate in original through secured postal mode within one month from the date of admission, failing which their candidature will be cancelled. .

  1. A relaxation of 5% of marks is allowed for SC/ST students in their qualifying examination. Admission will be confirmed after personal interview and/or the written test of candidates, as the case may be.
  2. If a student wishes to cancel his/her admission or discontinues within the last day of the closing of the admissions, he/she would be given the University T.C. and Rs.250/- will be deducted as processing fee from the total fee paid. Remaining amount would be refunded to the respective Bank account on the production of original fee receipt. For Siksha Sastri and Siksha Acharya Rs.500 will be deducted as processing fee. Remaining amount would be refunded to the respective Bank account on the production of original fee receipt 
  3. No student will be permitted to appear for any other university examination during the period of study in the University.
  4. The name of the student will be removed from the rolls or he/she may be expelled, if he/she participates in illegal, anti-national activities, anti-social activities, strikes etc.
  5. Students will not be allowed to change the optional subject after one month from the date of joining.
  6. The University reserves the right to run or not to run any programme during the year depending on the number of applications received for a particular programme.

 

UG Programme

SASTRI (Eq. to B.A) : (Advaita Vedanta)

An undergraduate programme in different sastras, it provides the students opportunity to acquire moderate understanding of selected sastra and selected conventional & Vocational  courses.

In accordance with National Education Policy (NEP) -2020, the UG Programmes of NSU are designed with multiple exits at the end of I Year, II year, III year and IV year.

  1. One who exits at the end of the first year will be issued Certificate in the Specialized and concerned Subjects.
  2. One who exits at the end of II year will be issued a Diploma in the Specialized and concerned Subjects.
  3. One who exits at the end of the third year will be issued 3year UG certificate.
  4. One who successfully completes the four years of UG will be issued UG (Honors) certificate.

No. of seats      :           40

Duration          :           6/8 Semesters

Age                   :           Minimum 17 years (as on 01-06-2021)

Eligibility        :            Pass in any one of the following examinations as in 10+2 pattern.

(a)Prak-Sastri of 1) Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (NSU) , Tirupati

  1. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi

(b) Uttara Madhyama of 1) Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi,

  1. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi.

(c) Madhyama of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

(D) Varishtopadhyaya of Rajasthan Board of Intermediate Education, Ajmer.

(E)Upasastri of 1) Shri Jagannath Sanskrit University,  Puri.

(4) Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University, Darbhanga

(F) Sahitya of Karnataka State.

(G) Veda Vibhushan of Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Sanskrit Vedavidya Pratishtan,

Ujjain

(H) 1. Intermediate or equivalent examination with Sanskrit or Vichakshana of Samskrita Bhasha Pracharini Sabha, Chittoor  OR 

any other exam. of + 2 stage in 10+2+3 Pattern conducted by a State Board/University/Institute recognized by University.

  1. Equivalent course without Sanskrit at plus 2 stage but having knowledge of Sanskrit subject to the passing of the entrance test conducted by the University.
  2. Candidates possessing Intermediate are also eligible to join the programme subject to the condition of passing the Diploma programmes in Sanskrit conducted by the N.S.University, Tirupati.

POST GRADUATE PROGRAMMES:

   ACHARYA (eq. M.A. in Sanskrit)

A two year Post Graduate programme, it enables the students to specialise in the chosen sastra besides getting introductory knowledge in four chosen Softcore courses.

Choice Based Credit System (In this scheme for each of the following Sastras, there are five courses, in which four courses will be from (A) Hardcore Sastras and 1 Paper will be from (B) Softcore Sastras for each Semester). Softcore course has to be opted from other Sastras.

Duration : Two years (4 semesters).

Age : Minimum 20 years as on 01-06-2021

Eligibility : (a) Pass in 3 year degree course /Sastri in respective subjects.

  1. Siromani Madhyama Final examination - Madras University, Chennai.
  2. Siromani final examination - S.V. University, Tirupati
  3. Sastra Bhushana Final examination - Kerala Government.
  4. Vidyapraveena final examination - Andhra University, Waltair.
  5. Vidyalankara and Vedalankara examinations - Gurukula Kangri Viswavidyalaya, Haridwar.
  6. Vidwat Madhyama examination - Karnataka Government.
  7. B.A.(O.L)/B.A.(L),B.A./B.A(Hons.)/B.O.L equivalent examinations with Sanskrit of all recognized universities.
  8. Any other examination recognized by the National Sanskrit University as equivalent to Sastri.50 % in graduation with Sanskrit as one of the subjects either main or ancillary (For Acharya in Ancient Indian Knowledge systems)
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Prof. K. Ganapathi Bhat
Professor
Dept. of Advaita Vedanta
Tel : 0877-2239928 (R)
0877-2287649(O) Ext. 212
Mobile : 9440773072
E-mail : gbhatchitsukhi@gmail.com
E-mail : hod_avedanta@nsktu.org

Dr.Satheesha K.S.
Professor
Dept. of Advaita Vedanta
0877-2287649(O) Ext.
Mobile : 9958941882
E-mail :satheeshaks@nsktu.org

Sri. Shrihari Shivram Dhaygude
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Advaita Vedanta
0877-2287649(O) Ext.
Mobile : 7020227132
E-mail : shreehari.dhaygude@gmail.com

Dr. Shinde Manoj Angad
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Advaita Vedanta
0877-2287649(O) Ext.
Mobile : 8008452024, 9022466602
E-mail : shindemanoj88@nsktu.org

Former Teaching Staff of the Department

Prof. M.L.N. Murthy
Professor (Retd.), Dept. of Advaita Vedanta
Tel : 0877-2287813 (R)
Mobile :9440205863
E-mail :drmlnmurthy@gmail.com

Prof. M.S.R. Subrahmanya Sarma
Professor (Retd.), Dept. of Advaita Vedanta
Tel : 0877-2231576 (R)
Mobile : 9908041384
E-mail :